radioactivity management News

  • Reappointments to the committee on radioactive waste management

    The Chair and twelve members of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) have recently been reappointed for a second term of office by sponsor Ministers from the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the devolved administrations for, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Committee plays a key role in providing independent scrutiny and advice to UK Government and devolved ...

  • Progress on safe management of radioactive waste

    The Government today published the response to its consultation on how potential sites for geological disposal of higher activity waste in England will be identified and assessed. It also published a Framework document which sets out a high-level description of the desk-based site identification and assessment process and the criteria that will be used. Alongside this, the Government ...

  • New chair for Committee on Radioactive Waste Management

    Professor Laurence Williams has today been appointed as Chair of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management. He will take up the post in November 2012, for a period of four years. Professor Williams is currently Professor of Nuclear Safety at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). Professor Williams has a long and distinguished career in the field of nuclear regulation, including as the ...

  • UK appoints new radioactive waste management committee

    In appointing Dr Rebecca Lunn and Professor Andrew Sloan, Environment Minister Phil Woolas welcomed the skills and experience in hydrogeology and underground engineering that they will bring to the reconstituted Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM). The reconstituted Committee plays a key role in scrutinising Government’s and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA’s) plans for ...

  • Written Ministerial Statement on Management of Radioactive Waste

    THE DESK-BASED IDENTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT OF POTENTIAL CANDIDATE SITES FOR GEOLOGICAL DISPOSAL – STAGE 4 OF THE MANAGING RADIOACTIVE WASTE SAFELY PROGRAMME LAUNCH OF THE TRIENNIAL REVIEW OF THE COMMITTEE ON RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT (CoRWM) AND PUBLICATION OF STRATEGY ON LOW LEVEL WASTE FROM THE NON NUCLEAR INDUSTRIES I am pleased to inform the House ...

  • The Eighth European Commission Conference on the Management of Radioactive Waste

    The use of nuclear power for the generation of electricity is not the only producer of radioactive waste, it is also produced by many other applications such as industrial tests and radiotherapies. Research on radioactive waste has been a significant area of activity under the 7th Euratom Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-13). The Implementing Geological Disposal Technology Platform (IGD-TP) ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Deep geologic repository for radioactive waste

    The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has announced the availability of up to $175,000 under its Participant Funding Program to assist groups and individuals to participate in the environmental assessment of Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) proposed facility for the long-term disposal of low and intermediate level radioactive waste in Ontario. To receive funding, successful ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Second Triennial Review of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM)

    I am today announcing the start of the second Triennial Review of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM). Triennial Reviews are part of the government’s commitment to ensuring that non-departmental public bodies continue to have regular independent challenge. The review will examine whether there is a continuing need for CoRWM’s function and its form and whether it ...

  • Written ministerial statement: Triennial review of the committee on radioactive waste management (CORWM)

    In March I announced the commencement of the Triennial Review of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM). Today I am announcing the findings of that review, which I am pleased to say support the continuation of CoRWM as the most appropriate body to undertake the hugely important work of independently advising and scrutinising the Government’s Managing Radioactive Waste Safely ...

  • UK invites communities for discussions on radioactive waste

    Communities interested in finding out more about hosting an underground disposal facility for radioactive waste were invited today to open no-commitment discussions with the Government. A geological disposal facility will provide a permanent solution for our higher activity radioactive waste. Some of this waste is currently in storage but most will only become waste over the next century as ...

  • English EPA responds to radioactive disposal research

    The Environment Agency has published a report scrutinising the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) research and development work on gas generation and migration from a geological disposal facility. The Environment Agency would be responsible for regulating disposal of radioactive waste to such a facility, and the NDA must satisfy the Environment Agency that people and the environment would ...

  • CH2M Hill Hanford Fined for Radioactive Exposure of Workers

    WASHINGTON, DC, November 20, 2006 (ENS) - The Department of Energy (DOE) has notified CH2M Hill Hanford Group, CHG, that it will fine the company $82,500 for violations of the department's nuclear safety requirements. CHG is the prime contractor responsible for managing the storage and retrieval of highly radioactive and hazardous waste at the Hanford Nuclear Site in central Washington state. ...

  • ARCO Ordered to Investigate Radioactivity at Anaconda Mine

    SAN FRANCISCO, California (ENS) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday ordered to the Atlantic Richfield Company, ARCO, to begin an investigation to determine the nature and extent of contamination at the Anaconda Copper Mine in Yerington, Nevada. The order requires ARCO to conduct a remedial investigation and feasibility study for most of the 3,468 acre mine site. ...

  • Radioactive water leaks at Japanese nuclear plant

    The Japanese nuclear watchdog on Wednesday said they are taking the leakage of highly radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant seriously, and proposed raising the rating to describe it from "an anomaly" to a "serious incident." The operator of the plant said about 300 tons (300,000 liters, 80,000 gallons) of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Laboratory study cuts fracking waste`s radioactivity

    Researchers believe they have found an unlikely way to decrease the radioactivity of some hydraulic fracturing wastewater: Mix it with the hazardous drainage from mining operations. The wastewater is created when some of the chemical-laced water used to fracture thick underground rocks flows back out of the wellbore. The water is tainted with chemicals, toxins and in some parts of the country - ...


    By Associated Press

  • Communities consulted on radioactive waste disposal site

    Government today launched a consultation on a revised proposed process for working with communities in order to agree a site for a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF). The multi-billion pound facility would be used to dispose of higher activity radioactive waste safely underground. This would provide a permanent solution for the disposal of existing legacy waste, and waste from new nuclear power ...

  • Fines issued for Radioactive Substances Act breach

    Two companies and an individual who tried to dispose of radioactive waste without authorisation have been fined by Bedford Magistrates’ Court today (Fri) for breaching the Radioactive Substances Act 1993. The radioactive material was in an X-ray Flourescence Meter which belonged to FFEI Ltd (formerly known as Fuji Film Electronic Imaging Ltd) and used at its Peterborough premises until October ...

  • State to investigate radioactive waste site fire in Nevada

    Nevada state officials said Tuesday they don't know what sparked an apparent explosion and fire at a closed commercial radioactive waste dump in a predominantly rural county, but they vowed that the state will handle the investigation and cleanup. "We have the jurisdiction. We have the assets, and that's the course of action," James Wright, state Department of Public Safety chief, said after ...


    By Associated Press

  • Ansto & Battelle sign radioactive waste technology deal

    The Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation's Synroc technology is to be demonstrated as a way to clean up radioactive waste at the United States (US) Idaho National Laboratory. Dr George Collins, ANSTO's Chief of Research, said a US$1.4 million deal was signed between ANSTO Inc (ANSTO's US arm) and Battelle Energy Alliance - the management and operating contractor for the Idaho ...

  • EA publishes guidance for landfills taking radioactive waste

    Guidance for landfill operators that want to accept low-level radioactive waste has been published by the Environment Agency (EA). The guidance follows the introduction of a more flexible approach to disposal of such waste last year by the Government. It refers to low-level radioactive waste, like rubble and soil from decommissioned nuclear sites for example. EA strategic policy manager for ...

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